Gunderloch Fritz’s Rheinhessen Riesling 2020
A feinherb or “off-dry” style (around 20-25g/l RS depending on the vintage) named in honor of Johannes’ father, world-renowned winemaker Fritz Hasselbach at the Gunderloch winery. This grows in a very small and special part of Rheinhessen called the Roter Hang meaning the “red hill”. Located between the village of Nackenheim and the village of Nierstein 20 kilometers south of the city of Mainz, the characteristic name of this area is ascribable to its vivid red slate soil. The vineyards are very close to the river Rhein on steep slopes facing south-east. The combination of those four factors-the red slate soil, the closeness to the river, great sun exposure and the steepness of the vinyards-are the perfect combination to produce Fritz’s Riesling.